Dark Glass Ponderings

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. -1 Corinthians 13:12

I am looking on tomorrow with both elation and dread.  Chris has been waiting to take a course at work which they are having difficulty filling in our area.  So they offered to send him to Chicago.  And I begged him to try to find accomodations for the whole family. 

My aunt lives in the area.  She's the only living relative on my dad's side of the family, so I jumped at the chance to visit family.  Neither Chris nor I have a strong independent streak, so I was very content not to face the separation.

In homeschool Elizabeth has been studying dinosaurs.  Upon learning that the infamous "Sue" the T-rex is located at The Field Museum.  Sue has so many superlatives in front of her name, she must be fantastic.  She is billed as the largest, most complete, best preserved T-rex.  Of course the first conversation we had was explaining to Liz that "Sue" doesn't live at the hotel where we are staying.  That was a major disappointment.

I was excited to find out that bestselling author Elizabeth Berg was speaking at a local library.  I don't read too much secular fiction anymore, but I love hearing author talks.  I am one of those dweebs sitting there with a pen in hand madly jotting...hoping to find some secret that will hone my own craft.  Picturing how the picture of my family will look on the back cover...oh, wait, which picture would I pick.  I snap back into the reality of my life as a mom, mentally flipping through some recent pictures.  The one where he is picking his nose...the one where her thumb covers her whole face...the one that looks like it was taken from a funhouse mirror.  In all likelihood it is doubtful I will make it to hear Berg   A five-minute line at Wal-mart can be a catastrophe...so the thought of a long wait with kids is not appealing.

Although my author sightings will likely be non-existant, I have been drooling over the webpage of Myopic Books.  It looks like a book lover's paradise.  Its open until 1 am, has jazz musicans and poetry readings, and most importantly has a cat named Leonard who wanders around the building.  Anyone who has a cat will tell you that any book is infinitely more appealing when holding a feline in your lap. 

Posts may be a bit scarce for the next week or so.  I'll be enjoying my visits with Sue and Leonard.


Hope you've enjoyed your trip!

Please contact Wyndy because . . . YOU WON! Yay.

I'm such a book lover, too, but never have enough time to read as much as I'd like!

Enjoy your trip ... getting away can be a good way to refresh -- even if there's some work involved.

Thanks for stopping by my blog this week and entering my giveaway!

Sounds like a great trip. You'll have to share when you get back.

I'll be back to hear about it!

Thanks, Robin.

Melinda, Reading and kids don't always seem to go together do they. I enjoyed your site and thanks for checking out Dark Glass Ponderings.

Laura, we did have a great time in spite of a few kafuffles.

Julia M. Reffner

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Christ-loving bookworm & homeschool mom of 2 stealing the rare quiet moments to pursue that all elusive writing dream. I also write book reviews for Title Trakk and The Historical Novel Society.


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